"Cliffhanger" on Frontline airs on Thursday, February 14th at 7 pm.

Feb 7, 2013

This February, as the nation faces yet another round of fiscal crises, FRONTLINE investigates the inside story of Washington’s failure to solve the country’s debt and deficit problems. Drawing on interviews with key players in Congress and the White House, FRONTLINE goes behind the scenes to show how a clash of politics and personalities has taken the nation's economy to the edge of the “fiscal cliff,” and now to a second round of standoffs over the debt ceiling and sequestration. The film explores the deep ideological divide inside the Republican Party and the struggle between House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and House Speaker John Boehner as they take on President Obama and the Democrats.

"Cliffhanger" on Frontline can be seen on Thursday, February 14th at 7:00 p.m.

For nearly two years, Speaker of the House John Boehner, left, and President Barack Obama, right, have been locked in a struggle that threatens to bring the nation to the brink of financial collapse. "Cliffhanger" reveals the inside story of how the nation's most powerful leaders have failed to solve the pressing problems of debt and deficit.